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six strategies for electronic medical records systems Recently, Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems have emerged as a solution to providing timely and accurate information to support various health care needs. In 2005, President Bush created the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and proposed the creation of a(More)
The Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) health care system was once considered one of the worst in the United States. For many veterans, it was the last resort. In the early 1990s, in fact, its system had deteriorated so much that Congress considered disbanding it. However, since then, it has undergone a dramatic transformation and is now considered one(More)
disaster response in health care: a design extension for enterprise data warehouse August 29, 2005. HurricAne KAtrinA mAde lAndfAll and caused catastrophic damage along the coastlines of Alabama, mississippi, and louisiana killing at least 1,836 people. 12 nearly 80% of the city of new Orleans and surrounding areas were ravaged. Katrina is estimated to be(More)
While calcium signaling in excitable cells, such as muscle or neurons, is extensively characterized, calcium signaling in epithelial tissues is little understood. Specifically, the range of intercellular calcium signaling patterns elicited by tightly coupled epithelial cells and their function in the regulation of epithelial characteristics are little(More)
The Polystore architecture revisits the federated approach to access and querying the standalone, independent databases in the uniform and optimized fashion, but this time in the context of heterogeneous data and specialized analyses. In light of this architectural philosophy, and in the light of the major data architecture development efforts at the US(More)
The aim of this position paper is to define minimal performance criteria for the separate items comprising equipment used to measure respiratory function in infants together with overall performance criteria for the assembled pieces of such equipment. These guidelines cover numerous aspects including: 1) safety, 2) documentation and maintenance of(More)
Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, and floods, have a profound impact on healthcare by limiting healthcare providers' ability to effectively provide patient care in the affected areas and respond to myriad healthcare needs of the affected population. The situation can potentially be(More)
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